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ADA Library & Archives

During COVID-19, we continue to offer services and resources to support your research and learning. Contact us
at 800.621.8099 (M-F; 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CT) or

Established in 1927, the ADA Library & Archives:

  • Provides access to essential information focusing on specific aspects of dentistry and oral health
  • Offers reference and research assistance for clinical queries, interlibrary loan and document delivery services, and historical and special collections services for the dental community
  • Acquires, preserves, and manages dental and oral health information, information products, and services for use by ADA Members and employees, and affiliated researchers across the nation as well as those located internationally

Member Resources

Databases A to Z 
Access scholarly literature and clinical information from research databases and other resources, such as PubMed, DynaMed, the Cochrane Library, CINAHL Complete, and MEDLINE Complete.

ADA Archives
The ADA Archives houses the historical publications and records of the ADA and maintains information on the history of the organization and the dental profession.
History of Dentistry
View documents and other information to understand the key developments, advances, and people who influenced the field of dentistry.